Conor Benn beats Adrian Granados by unanimous decision as the son of former two-division world champion Nigel maintains his unbeaten record
- The fight took place at Headingley Stadium in Leeds on Saturday, September 4
- Benn and Granados fought on the Josh Warrington v Mauricio Lara II undercard
- Going into the bout ‘the Destroyer’ had an unblemished 18-0 record, with 12 KOs
- He is now 19 and 0 after ringside judges scored the fight 100-90, 99-91, 97-93
Benn, 24, the son of former two-division world champion Nigel, was fighting on the undercard of Josh Warrington v Mauricio Lara II at Headingley.
He told Matchroom Boxing chief Eddie Hearn: ‘Eddie, I need to headline here mate. You need to make that happen’ – before Hearn promised Benn that he would be back in December.
Conor Benn maintained his impressive unbeaten record with a win against Adrian Granados
The son of former two-division world champion Nigel beat American Granados on Saturday
Benn, 24, took the applause of a lively Headingley crowd in Leeds after winning to go 19-0
Benn won the fight by unanimous decision, and was ahead on every single judge’s scorecard
He urged Matchroom Boxing chief Eddie Hearn (above) to let him headline an event next time
Benn clearly stated his frustration at his opponent’s defensive style, criticising the seasoned 32-year-old ‘Tigre’ – who previously gave Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter competitive fights – during the final round.
He then railed against his opponent after the fight as well, adding: ‘It was very frustrating. He was talking like we were going to come together like Mac trucks and put on a great fight for the fans.
‘But he was on his bike the whole fight even though I was ready to go toe-to-toe and let him have it. I had to hunt him down which is what I’ve done.’
More to follow.